Evergreen dogwood - dry leaf problem

Discussion in 'Cornus (dogwoods)' started by passionflower, May 14, 2006.

  1. passionflower

    passionflower Member

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    Hello,

    Since you are a wealth of information (which I really appreciate) I have a tree question for you. We have an evergreen dogwood that never blooms and the leaves are always brown and crusty. Is this tree not indigenous to the West Coast? The nursery we purchased this from sold us some other stuff at the time and that all died too. What is the remedy for this tree, if any? We know it was the stock we were sold as we haven't had subsequent problems with anything we have bought elsewhere.

    The deer are going crazy this year-it just finished off all the plums on our new plum tree-arrrhhh...

    Thanks
     
  2. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    evergreen dogwood is pretty uncommon from what I have seen, I dont really have any experience with them in the field. and, there is little info on the web. best you can do is start local, ask the people you got it from, then ask around and see if you can get any good info. you would likely be best suited to start a thread about it, rather than pursue it here, it may get lost in the shuffle.
     
  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    (part of a thread in the conversations forum moved to the dogwoods forum, hence the slightly out-of-context flow of conversation)
     
  4. Gordo

    Gordo Active Member 10 Years

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    I think Ron already answered this question (see Evergreen Dogwood thread). Be that as it may, I think that to adequately answer the questions you posed it would be helpful to know a little bit more information - such as; what is the species (and cultivar) we're talking about; what is the approximate age of the tree; how is the tree sited, and in what specific conditions.
    I would also add that I don't think you can assume there was a problem with the nursery stock you purchased unless you are sure that cultural and climate conditions have been met for these species. Evergreen Asian dogwoods that I am aware of are generally only marginally hardy at best in northern climates, so careful placement is likely critical to success.
     

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